ROUTE:- Kathmandu - Pokhra - Lumbini - Sravasti - Kushinagar - Vaishali - Rajgir - Nalanda - Bodhgaya - Varanasi - Pathankot - Dharamsala - Delhi - Srinagar - Gulmarg - Srinagar - Delhi
Day 1 – Arrival Kathmandu
Welcome upon arrival at Kathmandu airport. After meet & assist transfer to Hotel. Afternoon sightseeing of Swayambhunath Temple and Durbar Square. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2 – Kathmandu - Pokhra
Today after breakfast drive towards Pokhra. On arrival, check in to the hotel and rest of the evening at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3 – Pokhra - Lumbini
After an early Breakfast enjoy the Boat Ride on the famous Phewa Lake, then we proceed for sightseeing of Pokhra. Afternoon, we drive towards Lumbini. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Lumbini.
Day 4 – Lumbini - Sravasti
Morning visit the Holy Birth Place of Lord Buddha. Then drive to Sravasti. Upon arrival at Sravasti transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 5 – Sravasti – Kushinagar
Breakfast at hotel then visit Saheth (Jethavana) – and Maheth (Angulimala Caves). - Buddha spent 25 years living in the monastery of Jetavana. Many Vinaya rules, Jatakas and Sutras were first discussed at this place. The Buddha is supposed to have astonished rival teachers by performing miracles at Sravasti. It is said that it was in Sravasti that the Buddha transformed Angulimal from a dacoit into a Buddhist monk. He also delivered many important sermons here. King Ashoka erected two pillars 21 meters high on either side of the eastern gateway of the Jetavana monastery. Sravasti was a flourishing center of learning during the Gupta period. When the famed Chinese traveler Hiuen Tsang visited this site, he found several damaged stupas and ruins of monasteries and a palace. After lunch drive to Kushinagar (130 kms, 4 hrs). Arrival Kushinagar, transfer to Mahaparinirvana temple and Ramabha Stupa (Cremation centre). Check-in hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 6 – Kushinagar – Vaishali – Patna
Breakfast at hotel then drive to Patna (280 kms, 07 hrs) with pack lunch, enroute visit Vaishali. Arrival Patna, check-in hotel, dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 7 – Patna – Rajgir – Nalanda – Bodhgaya
Breakfast at hotel then drive to Nalanda (85 kms), visit ruins of ancient university. Lunch will be served at Nalanda tourist cafeteria. After lunch drive to Rajgir (15 kms), visit Gridhkuta Peak, Venuvanaram and Bimbisara Jail. Drive to Bodhgaya. Arrival Bodhgaya (65 kms), transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight in a hotel at Bodhgaya.
Day 8 – Bodhgaya
Full day sightseeing at Bodhgaya, visiting places like Mahabodhi temple, Sujata Village, Niranjana River. All meals and overnight at hotel.
Day 9 – Bodhgaya – Varanasi
Breakfast at hotel then drive to Varanasi (250 kms). On arrival check in to the hotel and then proceed to Sarnath (14 kms), Visit Dhamekha Stupa and Deer park. Back to Varanasi. Check-in hotel, Dinner and overnight in a hotel at Varanasi.
Day 10 – Bodhgaya – Varanasi
Breakfast at hotel then drive to Varanasi (250 kms). On arrival check in to the hotel and then proceed to Sarnath (14 kms), Visit Dhamekha Stupa and Deer park. Back to Varanasi. Check-in hotel, Dinner and overnight in a hotel at Varanasi.Early morning boat ride on the holy river Ganges, back to hotel for Breakfast. After breakfast free for shopping, Varanasi is famous for its silk products. Lunch and you will be transfer to airport to catch flight for Delhi. On arrival at Delhi transfer to railway station connect overnight train to Pathankot. Overnight on board train.
Day 11 – Pathankot – Dharamsala
Morning arrive at Pathankot then transfer to Dharamsala. On arrive, heck in to the hotel in Dharmshala. Later proceed for the sightseeing of Dharamsala. Overnight at a hotel in Dharmshala.
Day 12 – Dharamsala - Delhi by Train
After early breakfast at hotel proceed for the meeting with H.H. Karmapa. After meeting, you will be transfer to Chakki bank railway station to connect train to Delhi. Overnight on board.
Day 13 – Delhi - Srinagar
Early morning arrive at Delhi, transfer to hotel for wash n change & breakfast. Then transfer to domestic airport to catch flight for Srinagar. On arrival Srinagar, meet and transfer to Deluxe Houseboats. Late afternoon Shikara ride on Dal Lake visiting floating and Vegetable gardens etc.. Overnight in Deluxe Houseboats.
Day 14 – Srinagar – Gulmarg – Srinagar
Morning drive to Gulmarg (Meadow of Flowers) 2730 Mts. above sea level. Enroute from Tangmarg to Gulmarg is fascinating. One can also have a short trek up to Khilangmarg which can be covered in about 3 to 4 hrs or enjoy a cable car ride which takes you to the highest point. Evening return to your houseboat for overnight stay.
Day 15 – Srinagar – Delhi – Departure
After early breakfast, join a sightseeing trip to Mughal Gardens visiting Nishat Bagh (Abode of pleasure) built by Asif Khan brother in law of Jehangir in 1632 AD. And Shalimar Bagh (Abode of love) built by Jehangir for his wife Empress Noor Jehan. All the gardens are situated on the bank of Dal Lake with the Zurbaran Mountains in the background. En route visit carpet-weaving factory. Lunch at Houseboat. Then drive to Srinagar airport on time to catch the flight for Delhi. On arrival Delhi. Free at your leisure. Evening proceed for dinner and then transfer to IGI airport to connect the flight for onward destination.
1. All Transfers and Sightseeing throughout the tour by an individual Air Conditioned vehicle with.
2. Driver Accommodation.
3.Fuel,Toll, Tax and Parking.
4. All currently applicable taxes.
5. Any kind of personal expenses such as monument Fees, laundry, telephone bills and alcoholic beverages. Camera fees (still or movie).
1. Anything not specified in the itinerary.
2.Entrance charges to places of interest & monuments.
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1. Accommodation in Double Rooms on twin sharing basis.
2. Hotels, train & flight reservations are subject to availability.
3. Fares / rates are subject to change.
4. Euro, British Ponds and Dollars easily exchangeable in India.
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11. Taj Mahal is closed on Friday.Red Fort (Delhi) is closed on Monday.